Bokashi is hot in Edmonton!

Here’s one of the cutest little Bokashi guys I’ve seen for a while!! His name’s Dexter and you can read about him and his family’s Bokashi project here. They’ve just started up their bin as part of a cool project going on in Edmonton just now. Wrote about it a while ago here and here. MikeContinue reading “Bokashi is hot in Edmonton!”

Bokashi experiment on the go in Edmonton

Just got a comment on our “about” page from Mike in Edmonton, I wrote about his Bokashi startup a couple of months ago and he’s got right into it since then. So much so he’s  running a cool experiment in mid-winter Canada. To round up a bunch of people to test Bokashi where they live.Continue reading “Bokashi experiment on the go in Edmonton”

Bokashi in Calcutta

Calcutta. (Kalkota, actually.) A teeming city with over 15 million inhabitants. Hot. Crowded. Intense. You can just imagine the problem with food waste. Nice story here from The Telegraph in Calcutta, a brave new initiative on food waste, Bokashi and community. The Nangkyrsoi self-help group from Pynthorbah locality highlighted the advantages of Bokashi composting asContinue reading “Bokashi in Calcutta”

Bokashi mudballs and Bengal tigers

We’re in Hawaii, at the Panaewa Rainforest Zoo (click for film clip!). The kids are doing all sorts of fun stuff — worm petting, anyone? — but one of the odder items was getting the kids involved in making Bokashi mudballs. Really nice slimy, gooey work! The Bokashi mudballs are used to keep algae downContinue reading “Bokashi mudballs and Bengal tigers”

Can microbes wipe out banana pest?

Things are happenning in our EM world! Picked up this one from the Phillipines, advocates of organic farming are promoting the idea of using effective microorganisms (EM) technology to battle the deadly black sigatoka pest that has affected banana plantations in Mindanao. Apparently farmers are already seeing good results with EM and Bokashi in terms of generalContinue reading “Can microbes wipe out banana pest?”

“Bokashi’s the best thing ever!”

Just had to share this enthusiastic blog from Karly Winkler in Canberra, Australia — she’s studying horticulture and has a great garden-in-the-making by the look of it. And is now a switched-on Bokashi fan! In her words… Back in May, I promised you an update on how my trials withbokashi were working out. Bokashi isContinue reading ““Bokashi’s the best thing ever!””

Bokashi in East Village, Chigago

Interesting article here by a guy in East Chicago, Scott A. Rappe, who vows and declares he knows nothing about composting. But he’s set up a great backyard, inner-city compost based on Bokashi. The buckets he’s made himself from bits and bobs and he’s tested his way through to a system that works well forContinue reading “Bokashi in East Village, Chigago”

Comments from a Bokashi newbie

Came across this blog from a guy out there (Edmonton, Canada I think) who’s just started on Bokashi. Thought you might be interested in hearing his perspective — so far so good it seems, he is really positive and want’s to make a difference. His buckets are working fine and his plan is to pass his readyContinue reading “Comments from a Bokashi newbie”

Bokashi kids: Nailsworth Primary in Australia

The kids at Nailsworth Primary outside Adelaide in South Australia have got it sorted. Their local paper reports on their projects, a different recyckling and gardening theme for each year. FROM a bucket of waste to greener gardens – Nailsworth Primary School students are rushing to make a difference to the environment. Year 6 studentsContinue reading “Bokashi kids: Nailsworth Primary in Australia”

Any Bokashi preschools out there?

We’re working here in Sweden with a lovely local preschool — it’s owned and run by the employees and they’re really committed to what they’re doing. One project they’ve started up lately is Bokashi composting. So now there’s no more kitchen waste (and they make all their own food in their own kitchen) and insteadContinue reading “Any Bokashi preschools out there?”